Reblogged on More Than Skin Deep, a wonderful blog post on God & suffering, take a few minutes to read it!
Originally posted on laurenbersaglio.com:
I recently got the opportunity to contribute to my church’s blog. I decided to write on suffering and what it means when it is said that God has plans to give us “Hope and a Future”…
“This too shall pass.” These four words were drilled into my mind ever since I was young girl. Anytime something bad happened, “This too shall pass.” If I had my heart broken, “This too shall pass.” The first time I saw Justin Bieber on stage…well you get the picture.
In life we all go through periods of suffering—some worse than others. I believe part of what intensifies this suffering is the sense there is no hope, that there is no light at the end of it all. In my life I’ve seen my fair share of dark days, days when there appeared to be no hope. Living with an eating disorder and struggling…
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Re-blogged on More Than Skin Deep
Originally posted on The Thinking Inkling:
I was reading an article today in The Guardian about self-harm websites and cyberbullying. It talks about young people using the internet to share photographs of their injuries, to taunt (and be taunted) by others, and to express despair, depression, and fear. It is quite a balanced article, pointing out not only that some young people are encouraged to hurt themselves either by the injuries of others, or by the pain inflicted on them by other people, but also pointing out the use of the internet as a support network for those with stigmatised and scary illnesses. I certainly used the internet that way. When I became ill with serious depression while living on my own in university, I reached out to others via the internet. I did have people in my life who supported me – but none of those people were experiencing suicidal impulses and self harming. I…
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“There are ultimately two choices in life: to fight it or to embrace it. If you fight it you will lose – if you embrace it you become one with it and you’ll be lived.”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru